Discussion in '"The Hobbit"' started by Eonwe, Dec 26, 2001.
What is your favorite part of the Hobbit and why?
MY favorite parts were:
1) I liked the part where they first met the goblins! I had never read any fantasy novels before and to hear the word "goblin" was a little funny to me. It reminded me of Halloween or something However, I found out that these goblins were quite dangerous and not at all like the little goblins you hear about on the A&E History of Halloween special
2) I absolutely loved Mirkwood! Through LOTR and the Hobbit I have been intrigued by the different forests. I find that my favorite among all of these is Mirkwood. When I first read this part, I had never heard about Elves! I always thought about small little Christmas Elves but never anything like these! These Elves were dangerous, perilous, and wise. I almost like the way the Elves are portrayed in the Hobbit better than in LOTR b/c in the Hobbit they are more sinister and mysterious. It it quite eerie when they dissappear in the woods....
-Well I could ramble on and on about my first impressions of goblins and elves (ahh memories) but I think I've made my point! The Hobbit will always be just as good as LOTR to me because everything was new and different!
every time I see Bilbo's face when the dwarves started coming to his house. LoL, poor Bilbo, bewildered, stunned, has to be polite, but has no idea of what's going on, and what are all those dwarves doing there.
I love the shire,the peaceful mood,the beautiful gardens,the lighthearted hobbits,songs,riddles...
Bilbo's conversations with Smaug. You can feel Smaug's arrogance (as well as his interest in this new "smell'). You can also sense Bilbo starting to feel a little too good about his own cleverness.
OK my favorite part is when the dragon is looking around for Bilbo and Bilbo is desperately trying to avoid his gaze, while he talks.
Oh yeah and when he is trying to squeeze through the Goblin door and all his buttons pop off.
My favorite part was the Riddle Game with Gollum. Since I loved riddles when I was a youngster, it made me love the book. I can just imagine Bilbo and Gollum sizing each other up as they ask and answer their questions.
I think that my favourite part of the book is the encounter with the three trolls...it's just hilarious to picture all the dwarves and Bilbo, packed in sacks, while the trolls argue with one another [one another? Feh... ] on how to cook them...
Much to pick from, even as it is a rather short story.
Bilbo's distress with a house full of dwarves, ending with him leaving even without a proper hankerchief.
The three trolls, debating over how to prepare eatable dwarf.
The Eagles attitude towards the travellers.
The Riddle game, I'm very bad at riddles, but I still like them.
Bilbo's wordplays with Smaug.
Beorn, crushing the big orcs in the Battle of the Five armies.
Bilbo's homecoming, with the auction and things.
I liked the "goodmorning" conversation between Bilbo and Gandalf + the part with the trolls + the riddle game + Mirkwood + the conversation with Smaug
My fav part is Gollum and the riddles. I read LOTR first, then the Hobbit and I was fascinated to see how the whole tale of the war of the ring started with Bilbo and Gollum.
...when Gandalf introduced dwarves to Beorn,one by one...
Hey does anybody know,who really is Beorn?...I mean he's not a human,not an elf,not a dwarf....Who is he?...
Well, he is supposed to be human, but professor Tolkien wasn't very clear, nor in the Hobbit or in LOTR. He also was a so-called 'skin-changer', capable of turning into a huge bear. In that form he ripped up a lot of Orcs in the Battle of the Five Armies.
You could open a thread about it, to attract the attention of the Tolkinists who may have additional information. Best place would be in the sub-forum 'The Hobbit'
that's exactly,Beorn could turn into a bear.But no human was able to do that;so Beorn had some special power.Why and who gave it to him?...
Barrels Out of Bond is the best part. hehe
The Trolls are REALLY funny too
Maybe he was a maiar?
Hi,Branwen: I think, he could be a maiar or a Vala, because only they cuould change their aparence. But,in other way...he could be something else...
...hello Sirona,nice to see ya here!
Beorn seems to be too weak for being a Vala or a maia;but maybe he's done some kind of favor to the Valars and they gifted him by giving him a power to change his appearance.Still,the question is-who and why?...
On the other hand these are just some thoughts of mine which probably aren't even close to true.
The chapter with Beorn in it was my favourite bit, However due to recent discussion it has come to my attention that we dont really know what he was. Somewhere in some book remember distictly that iot said Beorn was most probably a descendant of Beren who could change into a wolf dont forget.
Wow, I don't have the Sil at hand at the moment. But Beren didn't change into a wolf did he? As I remember he used the skin of the 'bad' wolf (whats the darn name?) as a disguise. I have to look it up, memory failure, memory failure!
Favorite Part of the Hobbit: It is very hard to pick a "favorite" part of a story that I hold so strongly in my mind but If I had to choose I would have to say That the instant that Thorin realized that Bilbo had thwarted him just before the battle of Five Armies. Thorin said bad things about Bilbo for sure but he later apologized on his deathbed. That entire scene remains so vividly in my mind even when I haven't opened the book in many years... I can just see the resolute Hobbit standing there with the furious Thorin ranting at him...
The entire battle of five armies also rings in my mind as one of my favorite parts of any of the books. The races of good fighting off the evil army. The mighty war Eagles swooping down from the sky to save the day... Poor Bilbo being unconcious and invisible ....
Enough of my ranting....
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